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Hoow to I convert month name to month number?

svasilakos asked
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
This is kinda of silly but it's late.  I am getting the month name in my query using

But I need to use this field the order by clause so I need it to sort by month number 01 -12 , not alphabetically.  How do I convert month name back to number so order by works?

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if t.transactiondate a database field
why dont you direcrly order by your transaction date ?


Oh.. good question. Becuase I am runing a larger query and converting to month name and than storing this in a #temp table that I actually run my report off of.

I think I'll do something similar to what angelIII said... I wasn't sure if there was a easy convert statement I was missing..

Tone' ShelbyMicrosoft® Power BI, Power Apps & O365 Design, Development

I have used something like what was mentioned above but found that if I added datepart(month,fieldname) in addtion to DATENAME(month,fieldname) to the group by expression it works like a snap foe example to find the Number of Hires for a given month for each year .....

as [Month],
datepart(year,[HireDate]) as [Year],
count(*) as [NumberHired]
from [AdventureWorks].[HumanResources].[Employee]
group by

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